Orphan Train: A Novel
Every once in a while a book comes along that you say to yourself when finished reading, what a story. After reading this book, I felt this way. The story is about a family that immigrates to the United States from Ireland. The family lives in New York City encountering many hardships. One night a tragedy happens, and one little girl's life changes forever. She becomes an orphan in New York City. She is put on a train with many other orphans and travels to the Midwest with having a chance to be adopted. Vivian tells her story to a gal that has been ordered to do community service that has been in the foster system a while. They will form a bond despite the age difference and help each other discover themselves. You will admire Vivian's tenacity at such a young age and appreciate the human spirit.
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